Friday, 31st January, 2014

Joleon Lescott has denied he ever wanted to leave Manchester City this season, despite seeing loan moves to West Ham and Fulham fail.

Lescott had also been subject to a free-transfer bid from Besiktas, with a €2.2m salary tempter, given that his Manchester City contract expires this summer.

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He was largely expected to move out this month, initially on loan followed by a permanent move.

However, with West Ham finally pulling out of any potential move, the England international has attempted to clarify his position at title-chasers Manchester City.


"A loan move was never on the cards for me," Lescott wrote on his Twitter page today.

"It had nothing to do with wages just simply a chance to win 4 trophy's [sic] with #City this season."

Manchester City team-mate Edin Dzeko popped up with a reply to Lescott – "glad u stayed bro", before Lescott reiterated his title ambitions.

"I've played enough PL games already to get a medal if we win the league and every minute of the league/FA cup runs should we win them," the 31-year-old wrote.

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